Some children have needs that arise from disability or impairment or may have parents that are affected by disability or impairment. Staff within the health and social care sector has a duty to promote equality and diversity across all areas of their work, providing a service that is fair, personalised and diverse. The approach establishes four goals for adults and children. The independent evaluation, carried out by Mel Duffy and Anto Gibbs, involved site visits before and after the initiative in a sample of 35 settings. The entrance door is a standard size door and leads into a hallway. Part 1: Creating a diverse environment 1.
Accepting the fact that children as young as three-years old are capable of holding and expressing prejudicial attitudes can be quite difficult, but research shows that this is the case. As an optional unit for the Certificate in Lifelong Learning Sector, I was required to research aspects of Equality and Diversity through a practical and theory assessment. They ensure that people are treated as equals, that people get the they deserve and that their differences are celebrated. Other definitions only include consciously malignant forms of discrimination. We use a range of books, images, music and songs and experiences that reflect diversity. As I grew up things improved in the north and with the help of my parents explaining the rights and wrongs I calmed down as did my rebel brothers. Want to add some juice to your work? There is a car park and it too is raw ground there is no disable parking on these premises.
Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use of them continue to evolve. Furthermore, the promotion of equality and diversity within the workplace is often about the prevention of discrimination even if this is unintentional. Inclusive early years practice is the development of positive attitudes, clear strategies and positive approaches towards equality within early years provision. The provision of quality early childhood experiences requires cooperation, communication and mutual respect. Early childhood, the period from birth to six years, is a significant and unique time in the life of every individual.
It also refers to the way we handle cases of prejudice and discrimination to ensure there is fairness in the process and outcome. The Pre-School Education Initiative involved training and mentoring of staff in 160 early care and education settings, spread across nearly all counties, in 2011-2012. Is your child beginning to listen when interested, do they listen and join in with stories, songs and rhymes? In Ireland it informed the development of the éist project, which in turn influenced the recent initiative. I would advise that she contact the county childcare committee to find out about new regulations and if anything needs to be changed in the policies and procedures manual. There are no lessons about minority groups families of a different social setting and I recommend that this be a weekly lesson for example week one on the travelling community , how they live and where they live , on Polish people , on single parent families , families being reared by their grand parents or guardians, black people , and families in different parts of the world , disabled parents, disabled children , children with glasses or speech difficulties the list is endless and so much could be thought in this weekly lesson to these little scholars to prepare them for the diverse world they are living in. Her new book Equality In Early Childhood will be published by Hodder Arnold in 2006.
Quality early childhood practice is built upon the unique role of the adult. In our setting with religion for example, we try to cover a few with our circle time sessions. Understanding these protected characteristics, and how you can prevent discrimination against them, is essential. Disability This characteristic refers to a person with a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial adverse impact on their day-to-day life. The approach, which complements existing programmes, was developed to help people appreciate diversity and view its challenges in a positive light. This involves organising care and support packages which are tailored to the individual requirements of the service user, recognising differences and reducing inequality. They can share different opinions with each other and also get the opportunity to think about what it is like for other people.
Explore equality and diversity terminology; including prejudice, discrimination, racism, sexism and abelism etc. Discriminatory traditions, policies, ideas, practices, and laws exist in many countries and institutions in every part of the world, even in ones where discrimination is generally looked down upon. Nursery schools maintained by the local authority are covered by the education duties under Part 6 of the Act. It is the expression of cooperative, coordinated practice in any setting. This can include details of any products bought.
These principles provide a comprehensive framework which enable providers to deliver the right support within health and social care and to ensure that equality and diversity are at the centre of strategic decision making. Of course, families with English roots should be asked to contribute foods to a multicultural buffet evening, not just families from other countries. Prejudice The word prejudice refers to prejudgment: i. Equal pay for equal performance is the best example. Children are allowed to bring in their own toys and this causes other children to become uneasy and want the said toy , I recommend that toys that are bought in from home be placed in a box at the entrance door and the child can get it on the way home.
Mark R D Johnson, with Deborah Biggerstaff, Diane Clay, Gary Collins, Anil Gumber, Mary Hamilton, Kip Jones, and Ala Szczepura 2006 Harassment and sexual orientation in the health sector. These materials will help children to develop their self-respect and respect other people by avoiding stereotypes. United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child. If access to the settings is found to treat disabled children or adults less favourably then we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled children and adults. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you. Some children come from families who experience social exclusion or severe hardship; some have to face discrimination and prejudice because of their ethnicity, the languages they speak, their religious or belief background, their gender or their impairment. Positive Discrimination: Positive discrimination is regarded as the preferential treatment of members of a minority group over a majority group, either by sex, race, age, marital status or sex orientation.
Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace is primarily concerned with preventing — whether this is active or passive. Inclusion also is important as the individual will be aware of their rights, will feel in control and will feel supported to be able to make their own decisions and have their needs met. Derman-Sparks sets out initial steps for understanding the daily lives of all children in the setting, followed by ideas for changing programme activities. What does each individual need to attain their values and goals? Your patients and service users are individual people. We may use the exemption clauses of the Race Relations Act and the Sex Discrimination Act where this isnecessary to enable the service to best meet the needs of the community. Hand-in-hand with an emphasis on similarity, a strategy that can deal sensitively with difference is required. What is meant by equality Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs.